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This weeks highlights include:
When you ask your child to say sorry, is it actually meaningful? If they don’t understand it, is there any point? Dr Vanessa Lapointe shares more in the above Facebook video.
Screen time and technology use. Have parents ever agonised over anything more?
From the time they’re toddlers, our children are charmed by Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam and their cohort. A few episodes of something simple can be a welcome respite for parents, and a source of engaging fun, interest and even education for little ones.
But, as they grow older, the territory becomes more fraught. We hear about eight-year-olds watching pornography, eleven-year-olds taking their Fortnite battles to real-life playgrounds, and kids in high school being harassed by their peers and spending upwards of 20 hours a week curating their social media profiles.
Big patches of their lives are carried out online, through screens, in virtual reality or the muddy terrain between real life and their internet existence. It can be hard for parents to know what they’re up to, and harder still to address it…